Oregon Historical Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 112, No. 4, Winter

"Hop Fever" in the Willamette Valley: The Local and Global Roots of a Regional Specialty Crop
DURING THE FALL OF 1865, Olympia, Washington, brewer Isaac Wood became frustrated with his inability to acquire hops, grown predominantly in distant East Coast and European fields. He asked a neighboring farming family, the Meekers, to plant a few...
Martin Luther's Fragmented Body: Lutheranism in Astoria, Oregon
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ASTORIA, OREGON, IS HOME to an array of Christian churches. The existence of so many groups of people claiming to be followers of a singular person (Jesus) from a time and place so far removed from today's Astoria is fascinating...
Portland Modern: The Northwest Architecture of Van Evera Bailey
THE COVER OF THE JULY 1954 ISSUE of Better Homes and Gardens depicts the idealized postwar American family under the sheltering frame of their modern house, designed by Portland architect Van Evera Bailey (1903-1980). The woman of the house, centered...
Sin in the Sagebrush: Creating an Exhibit for the High Desert Museum
Vice flourished luxuriantly during the hey-day of our "flush times." The saloons were overburdened with custom; so were the police courts, the gambling dens, the brothels and the jails--unfailing signs of high prosperity in a mining region--in any...